Former councillor questions town spending
I would like to comment on a recent decision by the Clarke’s Beach town council to spend $ 40,000 on the purchase of a piece of property at 164-168 Conception Bay Highway, almost directly across the street from the municipal building.
During the last big storm we had some years ago this piece of land was almost lost to the sea. Now council is willing to spend $40.000 on it?
Will it go down the drain or out to sea, train station building and all? There are a lot of people that could care less. During the last election they accused me of being the only one that wanted to move the station. What a joke.
Was an appraisal done to get a fair market value of this property?
The former train station, meanwhile, is a wreck now. Just think what it will be if moved to the beach, exposed to the elements of the Atlantic Ocean.
To me, it seems that this group has no trouble spending our taxes.
With the promise of higher property assessments next year, of about 40 per cent or so, lets see how council adjust the mill rate to lessen the burden on taxpayers. Like one councillor said: “We will get more remuneration if property rates go up.” This shows the priority of this group. What’s next? Maybe a shuttle service for the councillors?
Frank Evely Sr. is a former longtime member of the Clarke’s
Beach town council